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    factor - Dictionary definition and meaning for word factor

    Definition
    (noun) anything that contributes causally to a result
    Example Sentence
    • a number of factors determined the outcome
    Definition
    (noun) an abstract part of something
    Example Sentence
    • jealousy was a component of his character
    • two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony
    • the grammatical elements of a sentence
    • a key factor in her success
    • humor: an effective ingredient of a speech
    Definition
    (noun) one of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer
    Synonyms : divisor
    Example Sentence
    • what are the 4 factors of 6?
    Definition
    (noun) a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission
    Synonyms : agent , broker
    Definition
    (noun) any of the numbers (or symbols) that form a product when multiplied together Definition
    (noun) an independent variable in statistics Definition
    (noun) (genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity
    Synonyms : cistron , gene
    Example Sentence
    • genes were formerly called factors
    Definition
    (verb) resolve into factors
    Synonyms : factor in , factor out
    Example Sentence
    • a quantum computer can factor the number 15
    Definition
    (verb) be a contributing factor
    Example Sentence
    • make things factor into a company's profitability
    Definition
    (verb) consider as relevant when making a decision
    Synonyms : factor in , factor out
    Example Sentence
    • You must factor in the recent developments
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